[haiku-development] Re: Press Space for Boot Options in Bootloader

2010/10/26 Truls Becken <truls.becken@xxxxxxxxx>:
> On 2010-10-26, at 08:50, Adrien Destugues wrote:
>
>> Le 25/10/2010 23:34, ian dumych a écrit :
>>
>>> I think it would make good sense to have a tastefully typeset screen that 
>>> displays for a few seconds at boot that alerts the user to this feature, 
>>> similar to the chkdsk warning in Ubuntu.
>>>
>>
>> A few seconds of waiting for a keypress is likely to increase the boot time 
>> of haiku by 50% on some machines. That's not a really good solution.
>
> Hence my question of whether or not it would be possible to back out of the 
> boot if the key is pressed before file systems are mounted for write.
>
> On 2010-10-26, at 10:06, Fredrik Holmqvist wrote:
>
>> I'd much prefer to see this well documented where you get Haiku, and
>> in readme's.
>
> Well, even if you know about the boot menu, you need to be very fast to hit 
> the key. I have more than once missed the split second time frame, and 
> therefore had to use the computer's reset button after Haiku locked up, 
> making sure to be more concentrated on next boot.

Since some time (at least six months) you can keep shift pressed since
you turn on the pc, and it will enter the safe boot menu.
No need to wait for the exact moment.

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